Search Results: "Charles Atkins"


BOOK REVIEW

ASHES, ASHES by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Though Atkins (The Prodigy, 2007, etc.) is more successful making you worry about the fate of those first two hostages than about Glash's diabolical threat to millions of New Yorkers, nobody who starts this clever, maximum-velocity nail-biter will leave it unfinished."
Atkins's fifth thriller focuses on a killer who comes on like Hannibal Lecter, only less worldly, less cultivated and a lot more ambitious. Read full book review >

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DONE TO DEATH by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"It doesn't take much effort to finger the culprit, but Atkins continues to provide the blend of plot development and well-rounded characters that makes the series so successful.
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The show must go on when a television hostess's murder sends a sleuthing couple behind the scenes to determine which of her enemies had the most to gain from her demise. Read full book review >

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Go To Hell by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"An inventive novel that runs amok."
A supernatural medical thriller that straddles several genres. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S MILK by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"If your idea of a good time is to watch practiced hands put the heroine's head in a vise and squeeze, you've come to the right place."
Now that she's saved New York from bubonic plague (Ashes, Ashes, 2008), Dr. Barrett Conyors is ready for another challenge that's modest only by her outsized standards. Read full book review >

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THE PORTRAIT by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1998

"Forget the canned ending, and enjoy the promise of Atkins's recklessly entertaining debut."
New York's art scene spins even more madly than usual when a rising painter, struggling with bipolar disorder, is suspected of murder. Read full book review >

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BEST PLACE TO DIE by Charles Atkins
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The second in Atkins' new series (Vultures at Twilight, 2012) provides plenty of suspects, some complicated crimes and a conflicted pair of sleuths."
A pair of lesbian lovers must uncover the dark secrets of a picture-perfect village to solve a murder. Read full book review >

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VULTURES AT TWILIGHT by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"The killer is surprisingly lightweight for someone of Atkins' formidable ability to evoke evil. And Lillian isn't a patch on Jessica Fletcher, still less Miss Marple. First of a series."
Generally scarifying Atkins (Mother's Milk, 2009, etc.) dials down the violence, though not the body count, in a demi-cozy that asks who's declared war on the antique dealers of Grenville, Conn. Read full book review >

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THE CADAVER’S BALL by Charles Atkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Intense and immensely entertaining for those who don't mind going over the top in the company of a villain whose tactics include everything but shape-shifting."
Atkins (The Portrait, 1998, etc.) showcases an eminent psychiatrist who, years after losing his love to a colleague, hatches a monstrous plot for revenge. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >